- Associated Press - Saturday, May 27, 2017

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico man accused of raping three women with mental disorders will serve time in jail.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2r7W57w ) 76-year-old Benjamin Baca was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday. He pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal sexual penetration in February.

Prosecutors say Baca would drive past boardinghouse where patients released from a mental health institute lived. They say he got women to get into his car by offering them soda and cigarettes.

Some women say Baca forced them to have oral sex and intercourse.

His lawyer had previously asked the judge to sentence Baca only to sex offender counseling. The lawyer argued that due to Baca’s old age, he was less likely to reoffend and would not do well in jail.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com


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